The best and *most accurate* description of these canyons, with waypoints and topo map reference, can be found at http://climb-utah.com/escalante/dryfork.htm. We followed that info last weekend and had no problem finding our way - our experience was exactly as described there.
FUN, FUN!This is my kids favorite hike definitely in my top 5. challenging from start to finish, getting into Peek-a-boo is no easy task, couldn't imagine doing it alone, very hard to crawl up with all the loose sand, Next big challenge is climbing down into Spooky need a little chimney climbing technique , or take a leap of faith a few feet down, probably should be in at least a little bit of shape to do these, I am far from super fit, but you do need to use a few muscles!
The drive to the trail head is more difficult than the hike. We hiked this with 40 youth and they swam in Lake Powell. Plan for all day to travel and hike. Hike was 2 hours round trip. Travel is about 5 hours on dirt road. If you take an ATV it would be faster.
I am also a Scoutmaster and my ASM and I just took five scouts (12-13 yr olds) on this route from Crack in the Wall to Jacob Hamblin Arch. We did it in 8.5 hours with only day packs for food and water. Everyone had a great time exploring this canyon with no incident nor injury, no blisters nor chaffing. The only hard part was after we climbed out and had to cross the desert back to the car. By then, the group was tired, hot and ready to be done but we will definitely do this again! Read more about our experience at http://blog.myscoutstuff.org/2016/06/exploring-coyote-gulch-with-scouts/
We had so much fun with this loop! Head out early, by the time we were to the second canyon (at 11AM) we hit traffic in Spooky and had to wait for groups to pass us. Parking was easy. Bring lots of water. I don't recommend taking more than a camel pack as some of the slots are pretty tight. I had to carry my backpack in hand for parts of it.
Overall amazing and definitely want to do this hike again.
Great trip, just finished water shoes are a must. We hiked to Jacobs arch and set up base camp then hiked to the bridge and three water falls the next day and back. Weather was good views are great. Only three cars at the trail head on Sunday but had about ten when we returned on Wednesday. Great early spring trip.